Monthly Archives: April 2016

A smoked salmon surprise and an unexpected dip in the North Sea (Rousse)

A quick glance at my calendar told me that I should be with AJ speaking about the new framework to female students. I made a dash for room C14, taking care not to trip along the poorly maintained corridors. ‘What … Continue reading

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An office move and a useless computer (Rousse)

Since my office had been allocated to someone else, I was forced to move campus. Queues of students begged to see me there, including 1995 graduates AB and PG. Meanwhile my computer died – most likely because it had been … Continue reading

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An unwise getaway plan (Rousse)

NP and SF had to get south of the Edinburgh bypass fast to escape the rival drug gang. They quickly commandeered a Land Rover, and NP took the wheel. But this was never going to work. How could they have … Continue reading

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Tudor humiliation (Rousse)

The latest tea was called ‘Tudor humiliation’.

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Barefoot in a tuxedo (Rousse)

WR brought five female engineers with him from the University of Edinburgh when he came to visit us. They were all dressed up for the graduation ball. Since I happened to be wearing a tuxedo, they asked if I would … Continue reading

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An unfinished proposal (Rousse)

I returned to work after my trip, hung my coast on the peg, and checked who had booked in to see me. The two PCs were lingering outside my office. One asked about the grant proposal.

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Successful DIY (Rousse)

Now that the wall was fixed, TPR started on other home improvements. He fitted two gates – one for tradesmen and one for visitors (painted blue) – and arranged for a delivery of soil so that he could level out … Continue reading

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